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Artell: "We Have To Keep Plugging Away"

14 October 2017

David Artell was left frustrated after Crewe Alexandra slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Yeovil. The Railwaymen had a number of chances in the first half but didn't take advantage of them and were left to rue those missed opportunities with the Glovers taking two of theirs in each half. 

Following the 2-0 defeat at Huish Park, Artell told "I thought we were the best team for 60 minutes and had chance after chance after chance, but didn't put the ball in the net. Goals change games and we have not been clincial enough again in both boxes.

"We have to keep plugging away and make sure we are more clincal in our finishing and in our defending because we have given away two soft goals again. 

"We created a lot more chances than last week which is pleasing and we played some terrific football in the opening hour or so, but after they scored the second goal we lost some of the belief. We went away from what was proving successful for us in that first half.

"We made their centre half look a millon dollars in the final half an hour because we kept putting the ball on his head. 

"They didn't keep on doing what we were doing well. I wanted them to show that courage on the ball and continue to pass and move and we didn't do that. We were there thinking how were we 2-0 down in the game but it is all about scoring goals and not conceding soft ones.

"It is a tough place to come to and they have a very good home record at this level but we created enough today to have won the game. 

He added: "Daggers had a bit of a niggly, so that is why we went with Porter and Bowery, but he is fine and will be okay for Tuesday night."

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